Recycle Utah

Home Composting 101

Oct 5, 2015

Recycle Utah is hosting FREE Home Composting 101 classes throughout October! Wednesdays, October 7, 14 and 28 at 6pm and Saturdays, October 17 and 24 at 10am at the recycling center on Woodbine Way! There will be an additional class on October 21 at the MARC. Learn how to make your own safe, chemical-free fertilizer at home. Composting decreases waste, recycles valuable nutrients, and prolongs the life of the landfill. 

Egyptian Theatre Company

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Wasatch County Manager Mike Davis about the JSSD and Mayflower. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews Wednesday's county council meeting, Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen provides her monthly update and Randy Barton talks about his one-man, two-act performance, Famous and Infamous, this weekend at the Egyptian Theater.


August 5th, the EPA and its contractors working at the Gold King Mine in southeast Colorado accidentally released millions of gallons of mine waste into the Animas River above the resort town of Durango. The plume of metal and mud stretched over 100 miles and three states before slowly diluting within the San Juan River in southeastern Utah.

Park City Municipal Environmental Regulatory Program Manager Jim Blankenau and Water Quality Program Manager Michelle DeHaan speak about Park City's mine waste and how it impacts our drinking water. Anita Lewis and Ray Milliner from Summit County discuss the agenda for Wednesday's Summit County Council meeting. Recycle Utah board members Maren Mullin and Deirdra Walsh promote next month's Aqua Affair to celebrate Recycle Utah's 25th anniversary.

On today's Local News Hour, Summit Land Conservancy Director Cheryl Fox announces the latest conservation easement on 62 acres in Brown's Canyon. Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche has the latest on 46th annual Arts Festival. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher introduces newly-hired Transportation Manager Caroline Ferris. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen stops by for her monthly update and Park City Institute director Teri Orr has details about Thursday's Easton Corbin concert at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater.

On this episode, hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak spoke with Insa Repien, Executive Director at Recycle Utah.  Insa reflects on Recycle Utah's twenty five years of providing recycling and re-purposing services to the community and what challenges lie ahead. Next up, a conversation with Paul Spitler of the Wilderness Society about the deadline looming for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and what will happen if the fund is not reauthorized by Congress.

Recycle Utah is piloting a new glass drop off program with the hope that residents will do a better job of keeping glass out of their curbside pick up bins. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News hour, host Leslie Thatcher talks suicide prevention with Geri Essen from the Summit County Health Department, Kathy Day with Valley Behavioral and Sam Walsh with PCHS. Assistant Summit County Manager Anita Lewis previews the County Council agenda for Wednesday.  County Planning Administrator Peter Barnes talks about the changes to Section 2.3 in the Snyderville General Plan. Recycle Utah Insa Riepen talks about a number of upcoming events. Scott Loomis and Erin O'Keefe talk about the open house with the newest homes built in the organization's Self-Help program.

Got Glass? Take it to the recycle center that's located off of Bonanza Drive and Kearns Boulevard on Woodbine Way. It's one of the only places in town that will recycle it. Lynn Ware Peak has more.

In this edition of This Green Earth, Chris and Nell speak with Insa Repien, Executive Director of Recycle Utah.  Recycle your Christmas trees, but not your shiny wrapping paper.  Chris and Nell also discuss Utah's Wolf Management Policy in light of the recent shooting of "Echo" the grey wolf down in the southwestern part of the state."